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Terskey range trekking: from Barskaun till Jety Oghuz

 

Treking (9days)

 

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The purest mountain air, beautiful and pure lakes, spring water, snow tops of mountains and reserves-all this nature of Kyrgyzstan. Unique on the unique beauty different at all times years the mountain nature is the main richness of Kyrgyzstan. Uniqueness of the nature of Kyrgyzstan is caused by an inland arrangement of the country, remoteness from the seas and oceans and a high position above sea level. These and many other reasons have predetermined variety of natural complexes. Complex structure of a relief and unique ecological conditions promoted a big variety of an animal and flora. In the territory of Kyrgyzstan there is both a hot desert, and the coniferous and deciduous forests, and steppes, and swamps, and even places where in the winter air temperature falls to minus 40 degrees.
Mountains are the main part making all natural complex of the country. Many call Kyrgyzstan by the second Switzerland because of similarity of the nature of the Swiss Alps and the Kyrgyz mountains. But if in the Alps of Switzerland there is no place where has glanced the tourist's look, then the nature of Kyrgyzstan remains pure and untouched, and every year draws more and more attention of fans of the mountain nature. Powerful ridges, the wide closed and half-closed intermountain hollows define features of the nature and climate. More than 6,5 thousand glaciers form Kyrgyz Arctic. In the territory of Kyrgyzstan there is the highest point of all Tian - Shanya-Jengish Chokusu. Its height makes 7439 meters, and there is he in east part of the country. The top, the second for height, - Lenin Peak 7134 meters high, is on the Trans Alai Range in the south of Kyrgyzstan. In mountains it is possible to meet a great number of the rare and disappearing animals included in the Red List. Among them there are arkhara, the Central Asian otters, gray monitor lizards, red wolves, and the true master of the Kyrgyz mountains, a magnificent snow leopard. For those who at least once will see with own eyes the majestic nature of Kyrgyzstan, will never forget picturesque mountain lakes, the rough mountain rivers, falls, majestic rocks, curative sources and century glaciers.

 

Highlights of this tour:

Burana Tower , Stone Warriors Balbals, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Jeti Oguz gorge, Eagle Hunting Show, Kumis, High passes, City tour in the capital, Asian Bazaar Nomads Yurts.

 

Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Tamga

Today you will start your tour from Bishkek, which is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and located at an altitude 760 above sea level. Bishkek is 135 years old city. On the way, you will stop for visiting Burana Tower in Tokmok Town, which is in 75 km from Bishkek. After visiting Burana Tower, local museum and stone fields, you are going for lunch. You can try origin Kyrgyz food. On the way, you will visit the very interesting family of Eagle Hunters. There you learn more about Eagle Hunting, training and many other facts. After you drive to Tamga village on the southern part of Issyk-Kul Lake. Night in Tamga guesthouse.

 

Day 2: Tamga – Barskoon – Chokolu Lakes

Today we drive to Barskoon gorge where we will start our trekking. The length of Barskoon gorge is more than 30 km. We will go through pass, it is 3736 meters high. On the way, we will have a picnic. Trekking time will be about six hours. Night in camp.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 3 711 m 12 175 ft
Highest point 3 736 m 12 257 ft
          The end 3 663 m 12 017 ft
          Distance 10 km 6 miles
          Overnight Tent

 Map of differences

 Day 3: Chokolu Lakes – Jashil Kol Lake – Dzhukuu gorge

Today we start our trekking at eight o`clock. You will go over Dzhukuu pass (3512 m). Also you will see Jashil Kol Lake, which is located at an altitude 3200 m high. Jashyl Kol Lake means green lake. Picnic on the way. Night in camp.

Chokolu Lakes kyrgyzstan Dzhukuu gorge trekking

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 3 663 m 12017 ft
Highest point 3512 m 11 522 ft
          The end 2719 m 8 920 ft
          Distance 20 km 12miles
          Overnight Tent

 

 

Map of differences trekking

Jashil Kol trekking

Day 4: Dzhukuu gorge – Ashu Kashka Suu gorge

Today we have trekking from Dzhukuu gorge to Ashu Kashka Suu gorge. Picnic on the way. Night in camp at the altitude 2779m.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 2 719 m 8 920 ft
Highest point 2 779 m 9 117 ft
          The end 2 779 m 9 117 ft
          Distance 13 km 8miles
          Overnight Tent

Dzhukuu gorge kyrgyzstan Ashu Kashka Suu gorge trekking

Dzhukuu gorge – Ashu Kashka Suu gorge Map of differences trekking

 

Day 5: Ashu Kashka Suu – Jukuchak gorge

Today your trekking will be to Jukuchal Gorge. You will go through the pass Ashu Tor, it is 3641 m.high. Picnic on the way. You stop today at hot waters. There you can have a rest. Night in camp. Trekking time will be about 8 hours.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 2 779 m 9 117 ft
Highest point 3 641 m 11 945 ft
          The end 2223 m 7 293 ft
          Distance 24 km 15 miles
          Overnight Tent

Jukuchak gorge kyrgyzstan da5

Ashu Kashka Suu – Jukuchak gorge Map of differences trekking

Day 6: Dzhukuchak gorge – Kichi Kyzyl Suu
Today we are going to Kizil Suu Gorge through Orto Bulak gorge. Orto-Bulak is 2643 meters high. Picnic on the way. Night in camp.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 2 223 m 7 293 ft
Highest point 2 543 m 8 343 ft
          The end 2 300 m 7 546 ft
          Distance 19,5 km 12 miles
          Overnight Tent

Dzhukuchak gorge trekking Kichi Kyzyl Suu hiking

Dzhukuchak gorge – Kichi Kyzyl Suu Map of differences trekking

 

Day 7: Kichi Kyzyl Suu – Jili Suu

Today we start our trekking to Chon Kyzyl suu gorge. We stop today at Jili Suu gorge. There is hot water reservoir, where you can swim and have a rest. Picnic on the way. Night in camp at the altitude 2531 m.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 2300 m 7546 ft
Highest point 2 621 m 8 599 ft
          The end 2 531 m 8 303 ft
          Distance 15 km 9 miles
          Overnight Tent

Kichi Kyzyl Suu kyrgyzstan Jili Suu trekking

Kichi Kyzyl Suu – Jili Suu kyrgyzstan

 

Day 8: Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge – Jeti Oguz

Today we are trekking to Jeti-Oguz gorge. On the way we go through pass Kok-Jaiyk 2751 m. high. Picnic on the way. Night in camping yurts.

Trekking details: Meters, kilometers: Feet, miles:
Altitude start 2 531 m 8303 ft
Highest point 2 751 m 9 025 ft
          The end 2 259 m 7411 ft
          Distance 12,5 km 7miles
          Overnight Yurt

 

 Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge trekking Jeti Oguz trekking

Chon Kyzyl Suu gorge – Jeti Oguz Map of differences trekking

 

Day 9: Jeti Oguz – Karakol – Bishkek

Today you will see beautiful Seven Bulls and Broken Heart. After you are going to Karakol town, where you will have city tour, visiting Church, Dungan Mosque. Continue tour way you wil drive through Cholpon Ata town which is on the northern border of Issyk – Kul. In Cholpon Ata you will visit Saimaluu Tash open air museum with petroglyphs. Night will be in hotel in Bishkek.

Jeti Oguz kyrgyzstan Dungan mosque in karakol

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Difference in altitude during the trek and useful information:

 

Trekking details: D 1 D 2 D 3 D 4 D 5 D 6 D 7
Altitude start (m) 3 711 3 663 2719 2 779 2223 2 300 2 531
Highest (m) 3 736 3512 2 779 3 641 2 543 2 621 2 751
The end (m) 3 663 2719 2 779 2223 2 300 2 531 2 259
Altitude start (ft) 12 175 12 017 8 920 9 117 7 293 7 546 8 303
Highest (ft) 12 257 11 522 9 117 11 945 8 343 8 599 9 025
The end (ft) 12 017 8 920 9 117 7 293 7 546 8 303 7411
Kilometers 10 19 13 24 19,5 15 12,5
Miles 6 12 8 15 12 9 9
Night Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Yurt

Level of difficulty:

This tour is recommended for people with some trekking experience.
Trekking time is approximately 5-7 hours per day.

Conditions:
It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag, warm clothes and trekking boots.

 

 

Price includes :

 

-       Meeting at the airport

 

-       Transport and driver

 

-       Guide service

 

-       Full board

 

-       Accommodation

 

-       Admission to museums

 

-       Visa support

 

 

 

Price does not include:

 

-       Travel insurance

 

-       Airtickets and taxes

 

-       Alchogol and mineral water

 

 

The weather in Kyrgyzstan

 The climate is continental in Kyrgyzstan, very cold winters and hot summers. In Kyrgyzstan, the best time is from mid-June to late September. But time, as elsewhere, can vary depending on the cycles of drought and hot periods or heavy rains! Because of the altitude and climate, we offer this trip in July or August. The climate is continental, with little precipitation. Air is changing dramatically reduce the heat during the day and at night in the summer, especially above 2000 m. The importance played by the differences between mountains and desert valleys. Snow lies on high peaks. Summer is quite hot and dry with possible thunderstorms, especially in June and July. The best time for hikes and excursions from May to October. Warning: the weather is unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for the difficult climatic conditions.

 

Temperature May June July August September October November
Altitude 700 m              
Day    (°C) +23 +26 +30 +35 +27 +20 +14
Night  (°C) +18 +20 +25 +28 +19 +11 +6
+1000 m              
Day    (°C) +17 +20 +24 +29 +21 +14 +8
Night  (°C) +12 +14 +19 +22 +13 +5 +0
+1000 m              
Day    (°C) +7 +10 +14 +19 +11 +4 -2
Night  (°C) +2 +4 +9 +12 +3  -5 -10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements for passport and visa

 

 Make sure your passport is valid for more than 6 months after the expire date. A visa is not required for entry into Kyrgyzstan since 22.07.2016. Exactly such formalities and for the citizens of France and Switzerland. Travel always with a color passport photos and a copy of the passport.

 

Vaccination and health

 

 As to health one can make vaccinations (hepatitis A, polio, tetanus). You can also make a vaccine against diphtheria and typhoid. For long-term stay can be recommended (over one month) vaccination against rabies. It is also recommended to visit the dentist before to departure.

 

 

Currency

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 Currency in Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyz Som. Abbreviation: names, soms, indicative rates 11.05.2016 1 € = 76 soms: you can change as the USD and the euro in banks, exchange offices and hotels in major cities. Banks, hotels, as a rule, accept Visa card, MasterCard. Kyrgyzstan is known for its wool (hats, shoes, coats, etc.), Handicrafts and tableware at Osh market ... Bargaining is normally excepted, as in other Central Asian countries. Euro and dollar change without problems in Bishkek and Osh. Tipping is part of the culture. Regardless of wages, tips are always at the discretion.

 

Payment

The total amount is divided between the team driver, guide. We recommend you to make a separate envelope for each worker (guide, driver), to avoid trouble. Asia expedition may advise you to leave the KGS 110 euros per person as a tip. Based on the amount, it is multiplied by the number of days speaking guide 2 € per day the driver of 1-2 € per day. Assistant 1 € per day. We can leave you some tips in hotels and restaurants. In this trip, you will be accompanied by english-speaking local guide. Its role is to ensure the safety of the whole team, accompanied by you for the entire period of the trip, to ensure the quality of services provided. He is the only one who makes the decision, in order to avoid risks.

 

Accomodations and conditions

Journey  private vehicles, a minibus 4x4 depending on the location and size of the group. The roads are pretty bad, except for some major routes. However, considerable work on the building of new roads is conducted on Chinese and Tajik borders. Accommodation at the hotel, in the family and in the camps.  Hotel are in cities. Also for living, we use the tent for 3 persons per tent. Mattresses are also available. Everyone is responsible for assembling and dismantling his tent. Be careful when you choose your room   the hotel can have single or double rooms). Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz Bring a flashlight and charger plug for telephone.

 

Food

 Breakfast: hot dishes. Since the Kyrgyz people have been strong enough, they prefer a large amount of food . No problems. We provide you a meal, you can make additions in food to your liking.

 

Luggage

During the day you can take with a lightweight backpack with necessary items. In the camp you can leave your main bag where all your things .. Backpack: this bag you use in an airplane or wear every day for hikes, excursions and transfers. Reminder: length, width and depth of your bag must not exceed 115sm. Maximum of 5 kg. Attention never put in your hand luggage knife, metal or blunt objects, batons, food or liquid volume more than 100 ml during the flight. Most airlines limit the number and weight of baggage only one suitcase weighing 20 kg per person. Note: Any additional bag or extra weight will be charged by the airline during of registration. This should be a travel bag waterproof, very durable, and it should be marked by our labels to easily find it later. Secure your luggage: during air travel, your luggage is under the responsibility of the airline. Any dispute should be resolved directly between you and the carrier, with the arrival of the flight. In the case of non-delivery, theft or damage of your luggage, you need to write a statement from the airline. Our company will be with you to solve this problem, in the best case, your luggage will be delivered to you within a few business days. All additional costs of the loss of luggage fee on we solve on the place. During the trip, luggage should be adapted to transport it. Be especially careful at hotels (use safe deposit boxes to store your passport, money, jewelry) for city tours or local food at the restaurant. Bag with your passport and money, it is your personal responsibility. Asia Expedition will not be responsible in case of theft or loss.

 

Hygiene and Clothes

Equipment Clothing: Make sure that your clothes are securely isolated from the external weather conditions. You can take a piece of soap to wash the head, legs and laundry. WARNING list and amount of clothing should be limited! You have to prepare your luggage in quantity and volume, and to protect from the weather. Take the usual jacket GORETEX - T-shirts with short sleeves and long sleeves - light winter jacket, hiking pants, light pants, swimsuit, hat or cap and scarf, pair of socks, a hat, a pair of gloves (from the wind) - thermal tights - waterproof pants and breathable pants. Shoes - Trekking Footwear: your shoes have to be comfortable, take slippers "Choose a good waterproof shoes, not too heavy, not too hard and strong for a good protection of the ankle, with a tenacious soles) Shoes: for light walks, flights, trips and parties. Sleeping bag (- 8 ° C). A small toilet bag, soap (avoid shampoos and liquid soaps that affect the pressure drops, a small towel (40 x 120 cm) - a small emergency first-aid bag, pocket knife, flashlight (with spare batteries and lamps), a roll of toilet paper, a cream protective from the sun (high rate)  hygienic lipstick, a pair of sunglasses, a gel hand sanitizer, handkerchiefs, a pair of spare laces, a bag that you can wear around the neck to protect their valuables, you can carry the bag on your belt, this bag you will be putting your passport, currency, credit cards, personal documents, insurance policy, a color photocopy of the passport which will facilitate the administrative procedure in the case of lost or stolen passports (not to keep a photocopy with your passport),

 

Medicine

Personal pharmacy: buy in stores for first aid. You can also use a sealed plastic bag. From diarrhea and constipation - Tiorfan 100mg - Intetrix - Forlaks 10mg Nausea - Motilium (Lyoc) 10mg Hemorrhoids - Ginkor, Burns Gastric - Mopral or Inexium analgesics - aspirin Rhone chewable 500 mg - Paracetamol 500 mg of anti - (Solupred 20) - Profenid 100 mg Decontracture - Coltramyl 4 mg Anti infectious agent - Pyostacine 500 mg bandages, scissors. purifier - Hydroclonazone or medicine from altitude sickness. This list refers to the pharmacies  that you need during the trip. Consult your doctor if you need any additional medications that, if you are going with family or friends.

 

 Take sandals to cross the river. Safety, it should be recalled that no region of the world, no country can not be considered safe from the terrorist threat. Time difference GMT / UTC + 6:00 in Kyrgyzstan. The sense of hospitality is part of the culture!

Behavior

 

It’s multicultural country, please  you must respect the customs, traditions, culture and religion people. In the city (mainly in Bishkek) dress code is free, but to visit religious places should wear long-sleeved clothing and pants. The campaigns in rural areas or small towns, villages, wear long sleeves that cover your knees and shoulders especially in religious places. For swimming in lakes and rivers, for the ladies one should choose shirt covering the entire body.  When we visit religious sites or living houses  one need to take off your shoes, stroking the child's head or shake hands with women are considered to be unacceptable.  Avoid aggressive tone, you should not raise your voice, gently exert signs of love in public or better avoid them in public places. Do not give pens, sweets and other gifts to children. This behavior is sort of begging and sometimes children drop out of school. Do not distribute drugs. Tipping is not required on a daily basis. Residents of the wealthy countries regularly tip.  Tipping may vary depending on the quality of services, guide services, drivers, service at the hotel and duration of services. In any case, keep in mind that it’s better to give nothing than not to give enough! At worst, you risk offending a person. If you want to give something out of their own pocket, do it friendly. To the locals it would be a gesture that you appreciated their work. In hotels, you can give a tip 0,10 € for luggage assistance. The country of nomads, has its own habits and customs, lifestyle.  It is important to pay attention to the protection and conservation of nature. Do not leave the non-degradable waste on the ground, take them with you! For example, the batteries have expired, plastic bags in towns and villages because the management of village waste is not always in control and destruction of litter!!! Therefore, it is imperative not to litter, not throw away degradable waste.

 

 Keep in mind, it is forbidden to buy souvenirs of wild animals and flowers. In particular, products of animal skins, crystal, etc.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your guide. you should also pay   compensation for CO2 emissions corresponding to the number CO2 . Such compensation can be estimated that the round-trip Paris / Bishkek equivalent emission of 2.24 tonnes of CO2-equivalent per person. For this trip the amount of compensation is 54 € (€ 18.36 benefit from the tax reduction provided for in the case of delivery of works of general interest).

 

Lexicon:

Hi -Salamat syzby!

Goodbye- Jakshy kalgyla!

Thank you -  Rahmat

Today – Bugun

Yesterday – Keche

Tomorrow- Erten

Goodnight- Jatkyla Jakshy

This beautiful- This Nice- Jakshy

This is good- Jakshy

Mountains- Too, ( in the mountains)- TooDo

is high- Biik

How do you do-Kandaïsyndar?

It will be good- I'm Fine- Jakshy

Rahmat It will not be- I feel bad- Jakshy Emes

I'm hungry!-  Kursagym achty

Bon Appetit- Tamagyn tattuu Bolsun

How much does it cost? - Kancha Turat? Kanchadan?

Father- Ata,  Mother- Apa, Brothe – Baike, Sister- Ejeke,

1- Bir 2- Two Eki, Three 3- Uch,  Four 4-tort,  5- Five Besh, 6 Six- Alty,  Seven 7 jety,  8- Eight segiz, 9-nine –Togouz, 10-Ten On,  20-Twenty Jiïrma, Thirty 30-  Otuz,  Fourty 40 - Kirk,  50-Fifty- Eluu, 100 hundred – bir dzuz,  200 -eki dzuz -Two hundred, Bir min-1000 OneThousand.

 

Car A/C Place in the car/ for tourists Foto
Jeep + 5/2-3 pax  jeep1
Hyundai Starex + 7/4 pax  jeep2
Mercedes Sprinter 4WD + 18/12 pax  jeep3

 

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